Copyright provides an exclusive right to the copyright holder to reproduce, publish, adapt, communicate or perform a work.
If you are the copyright holder and you do not license your research outputs (e.g. your data), no-one else can legally use it. In Australia, no licence is regarded as the same as 'all rights reserved', confining any reuse to very limited circumstances. This will restrict opportunities for data reuse, collaboration and proper attribution.
This comprehensive Guide provides information relevant to data owners, users and suppliers. It includes flowcharts to guide decision making about data licensing and data reuse. The Guide covers:
- Copyright basics
- Copyright and data
- Who owns your data?
- Rights management for data you own or create
- Choosing a licence & Creative Commons
- Considerations for data you reuse
- Complying with licence permissions
- Considerations for data supplied through a facility
- Support for licensing in data facilities